Pessimistic Progressive

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

What I am

Pessimistic Progressive

 

I’ve been thinking of the perfect phase

I’d use to describe my political point of view

 

I am very liberal and sympathize with that most,

But I expect thinking to be the old and not the new

 

I was rooting for Trump to win the nomination

In ‘16, because I thought his platform was laughable

 

But, the joke was on me, for four long years

It was like watching a guy with something flammable

 

Torching norms, common sense, and our intelligence

Stoking intolerance, drive a deep rift between us all

 

But he was just a physical manifestation of a sick

Society, with his anti-everything and his useless wall

 

Villagers with votes instead of torches roam the land,

Searching for invisible monsters, putting the flame

 

To the innocent who simply have a different view

Of the world; our politics turned to a violent game

 

Farther apart, the chasm impossible to span

When minds are closed to giving or to compromise

 

The pillars of democracy begin to crumble and fall,

It's impossible to see with closed and shuttered eyes

 

So I hope for the best, but expect the worst,

What's gone so terrible wrong?

 

 

 


Submitted: January 29, 2021

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hullabaloo22

The US is just one example of the extreme cracks that have appeared recently, all over the globe. Well said, Mike.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 9:40pm

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Thank you, Hull

Fri, January 29th, 2021 3:43pm

Bert Broomberg

A very good question at the end Mike. I am afraid there is no simple answer.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 11:42pm

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Thank you, Bert, I think you're right

Fri, January 29th, 2021 3:44pm

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